Spacious and versatile detached house convenient for Cambridge and the nearby biomedical parks.
The Land Settlement Association (LSA) built an estate of smallholdings just south of Gt Abington in the late 1930s. This was one of about 20 such estates around the country, established to provide employment opportunities for long-term unemployed men from depressed industrial areas. The Abington site extended to 688 acres and comprised 62 holdings.
Each of the lots were 10 acres and included a modest house, greenhouse and piggery. The LSA in Abington closed in 1983 and since then, many of the now privately owned properties have been extended and upgraded.
Cutting House is situated on the north side of the former Settlement, approximately 0.7 of a mile from the village of Abington.
Of rendered elevations beneath a tiled roof with dormer windows, the property has been upgraded by the vendor in recent years and works included the addition of a detached cart lodge and re-fitting the en suite bath/shower room. The accommodation flows well from the entrance hall and there is a good feeling of space as you arrive. To the right is a double aspect sitting room with brick fireplace fitted with a log burning stove and sliding doors to the garden. To the left of the hall is a dining room with separate study area and beyond is a snug which could perhaps provide an additional ground floor bedroom if required as opposite is a cloakroom. The fitted kitchen/breakfast room is also a good size again connecting directly to the terrace and garden and is fitted with a range of painted floor and wall units, cupboards and drawers and breakfast bar to one side. There is space for a Range oven and hob with extractor over, American style fridge freezer and dishwasher. Beside the kitchen is a utility room with fitted cupboards, space and plumbing for washing machine and tumble dryer and an oil fired boiler.
On the first floor there are four part vaulted bedrooms the master at the far end being particularly spacious has been re-fitted in recent years with new en suite bathroom including shower and bath. The family bathroom has a Jacuzzi bath and shower and completes the accommodation. Please refer to the fully dimensioned floor plan for the room layout and further detail.
Outside, the gated shingle drive provides considerable parking and leads to the detached double bay cart lodge one side having a door and an ingenious liftable staircase to the storage area above with further potential. There are mature shrubs and trees to the front providing a screen from Cutting Road. To the rear is a terrace beside the house and the garden is mainly laid to lawn with post and rail fencing to the rear boundary. In addition, one area has been fenced to provide a wild garden.
In all about 0.46 acres
Further land and stabling may be available by negotiation.
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I was really impressed as I arrived at the gate in the country yet near the village, this is a fantastic spacious family home with the option to use the snug as a fifth/overflow bedroom. The sitting room is much larger than I expected and both this and the kitchen and utility open straight into the garden particularly useful with a young family.Lucy Banks